Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea? Do you have it? If you do, it means that your breathing is being interrupted many, many times every night. That cuts off oxygen to your body over and over again, disrupting your much-needed rest.

Sleep apnea is often accompanied by loud snoring. Have you or your loved ones noticed your snoring increasing lately? Your throat and oral tissues might be pressing together more than they used to, cutting off your air supply.

Are you getting less oxygen every night and having your restful sleep taken away? Those can both be very bad for your health—even dangerous. That means, if you have sleep apnea, it needs to be treated quickly.

We have fast, easy ways of treating sleep apnea at Kocian Family Dentistry. Look over the signs of sleep apnea below. Then call us to get better rest.

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Oxygen deprivation and poor sleep can lead to many problems that affect your everyday life and work. These problems can include:

  • Falling asleep on the job or while driving.
  • Poor memory.
  • Extreme, unexplained mood swings.
  • Loud snoring.
  • Fatigue.
  • Headaches.
  • Trembling muscles.
  • Weight gain.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Irritability.

There are also larger health effects that stem from the loss of oxygen every night, which can include:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Heart problems.
  • Diabetes.
  • Depression.

Have you experienced one or several of these signs recently? Have they gotten worse or even harder to manage? Then you might need a solution that will protect your body, life, and loved ones.

Dentists Can Treat Sleep Apnea?

CPAP machines and other sleep apnea treatments work wonderfully. We’d also like to offer another solution that could work wonders for you. It’s easier to use than a CPAP machine and doesn’t require any lifestyle changes.

After an exam, we may find that a simple oral appliance is all you need. Your sleep apnea may be caused by your jaw position, which could be pressing the tissues in your throat together to block your airway.

Your sleep apnea could be completely corrected the very first time you put in your customized oral appliance—as long as you keep using it. It’s easy for anyone to pop in an oral appliance every night. Imagine being well-rested and alert once again!

Get Sleep Apnea Treatment from Dr. Kocian

Are you tired all the time? Don’t risk heart problems or falling asleep while driving. Check if you have any of the signs of sleep apnea above, and call us today for a consultation.